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With every rent check you sign, you' are building equity in your landlord's property but not your own. That money could be going toward building equity in your own home. Today's interest rates are low enough that your house payment could be lower than your rent payment!
Homeownership offers Security: A feeling of security that comes from owning a home in Florida.
Investment: Payments on your mortgage loan means you are acquiring your own home, you own more and more. The permanent improvements you make all enhance your way of living as well as the value of "your" home.
Tax Advantage: Your real estate taxes and the interest on your mortgage are tax deductible from your income tax, your rent isn't!
Financial Independence: Most young people start on the road to financial independence through home ownership. Your principal and interest payments remain the same every month for the full term of your mortgage loan while your rent usually goes up as cost of living increases.
Environment: Your children grow up in the neighborhood of your choice.
Cash Equity: Better than a savings account.
Satisfaction: Home ownership offers special advantages that make your life more enjoyable such as backyard barbecues, family gatherings, and a chance to enjoy your family's companionship in the privacy of your own home.
A housing recovery doesn't proceed in a straight line. Buyers could always wait for even better market conditions, but the current mortgage interest rates, lower home prices, and a wider selection of homes is unlikely to happen again. Even if home price fall even a little bit more, mortgage interest rates will go up.
While economists and consumers may be uncertain when the bottom will come or if it even might be reached already, there are growing signs that are already here. The best time to buy a home is now.
It's hard to tell a market has reached bottom until prices and sales volume start to rise again. So the best time to buy is when market conditions are indicating the approach of a bottom.
Take advantage of low mortgage interest rates and home prices as low as they were a decade ago, home buyers may have to take some risks, such as riding out another short-term dip in property values. But the rewards may be well worth it.
The economy is growing. In the first week of March 2011, the Federal Reserve released the Beige Book, a compilation of economic trends across the country, with the comment that the economy is expanding at a "modest to moderate pace." Goldman Sachs economists are predicting a 4% growth in Gross Domestic Product between now and mid-2012.
Relocation Our team of relocation specialists is confident that you will be pleased with our relocation service. I take special pride in finding the right property after determining your area of interest and specific needs.
Insurance As you may know, homeowners insurance must be in place by closing in particular when financing is involved. We can provide you with the insurance you need at some of the most competitive rates available.
An escrow in Florida is an arrangement on which a neutral third party, called an escrow holder and in Florida usually a Title Company, holds legal documentation and funds on behalf of a buyer and seller.
The purchase of a home is probably the single largest investment you'll make in your lifetime. It is very important that you safeguard your rights and investment.
Finding the right Florida Realtor:
You should look for an experienced Florida real estate agent who has the resources of a leading real estate firm in Florida behind him or her. Ask friends, family members, neighbors or co-workers for referrals. Trust your intuition.
Share with your real estate agent or real estate broker as much as possible about your lifestyle, tastes, needs and dreams.
Focus your search on a particular geographic area.
Asking your Florida Realtor the right questions:
How well do you know the area that I am interested in?
A Realtor who knows the area or neighborhood you are interested in is extremely beneficial to you.
How many other buyers or sellers do you currently represent? You want a real estate agent that gives you full and personalized attention answers your calls quickly and communicates with you. Keep in mind, though, many busy, experienced REALTORS are the most efficient.
Will you handle all aspects of my transaction or will you delegate some or most tasks to an Assistant? If you choose to work with a busy agent, a knowledgeable assistant can be very helpful when you have questions or need immediate attention. But if you want to deal with only one person, who is the agent of your choice, than make a point.
We are looking forward to hear from you. For more information please email me at Kirsten@RealEstateFloridaUSA.com
Kirsten S. Prizzi